Ranthambore National Park

Mother and Daughter in the Battle for Throne in Ranthambore

Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 06:56:02 by Nidhi Singh

Ranthambore Tiger

On Thursday, October 22, 2015 an unusual scene was witnessed in the jungle of Ranthambore when an adult tigress turned against her own mother for acquiring the territory. The incident took place in the Rajbagh zone of Ranthambore National Park, where T-19 tigress was confronted by her own daughter.

As per the report, this incident was recorded by famous Wildlife Film Maker Nalla Muthu, who is making a film on the lineage of the famous tigress Machhli. According to the eye witness, the two adult tigers were seen fighting in the Lakarda area after which the daughter tiger won and T-19 had to withdraw from the region along with her two cubs. It is believed that one was a male cub and another female that walked the ground with T-19. Later the defeated tigress was seen hunting its prey in the form of Sambhar deer and sharing it with her cubs.

It is to be noted that this was not the first incident in Ranthambore about 6 years ago a similar event was witnessed when the famed tigress Machli was confronted by her daughter T-17. The incident took place near the Rajbagh Lake and in the same kind of fight Machli was defeated and was compelled to leave the area for her daughter. It is said that T-17 reined the area for two complete before mysteriously eloping somewhere.

Photo Courtesy: Nalla’s Ark

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About Nidhi Singh

Nidhi Singh is the native of Nainital, Uttarakhand and is a free-spirited travel writer. She ardently enjoys the beauty of nature and thus likes to explore extensively. Nidhi also takes keen interest in the wildlife exploration and strongly supports anti-poaching campaigns. In near future she aims at exploring more national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India. Along with travelling to different places, her interests’ lies in photography, trying out new cuisine, reading fiction novels and watching movies.